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Cheat-za pizza

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:34 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
This one goes back a couple of weeks because these were the first shots on a fresh roll. :wink:

I started with a prepackaged crust, oiled one side, and grilled it for a few minutes.
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I put the sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and black olives on the grilled side.
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Previously I'd had some issues with burned crusts so this time I kept the fire really low, but I think it was too low as the toppings didn't get done enough by the time the crust was ready.
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So that's where the cheat-za part came in: I added some more cheese and put the pizza under the broiler until it was nicely browned.
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To be perfectly honest this was one of the best grilled pizzas I've done. The grill did I nice job on the crust and there was some good flavor from the lump charcoal and oak branch I used, and the broiler did a good job of finishing off the top side. Next time I'm going to try a hotter fire to see if I can get the toppings more done but I wouldn't hesitate to use the broiler again if necessary.

Brad

Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:06 am
Dyal_SC well done
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Location: Lexington, SC
Nothing wrong at all with finishing it under the broiler. The extra wood flavor sounds good.
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:16 am
Griffin well done
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Location: Dallas, Texas

Looks great. I would have done the same thing if the top wasn't finishing. Good job.

Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:16 am
HoosierTrooper medium-well
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Looks great! I just don't enjoy pizza much anymore unless it comes off of a WSM.
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